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Wind Energy

Wind Energy

The following resources provide a wide range of information about energy created through the power of wind.

Clean Power Estimator

From the California Energy Commission. Site of the evaluation software program that provides "California residential and commercial electric customers a personalized estimate of the costs and benefits of investing in a photovoltaic (PV) solar or small wind electric generation system."

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network

A comprehensive resource from the U.S. Department of Energy. Articles and data about what is new in the energy fields of building technologies, energy management, solar energy technologies as well as wind, hydropower, geothermal, hydrogen, fuel cells and infrastructure technologies.

Energy Resources: Nuclear power

Site describes the nature of power, advantages and disadvantages of each type of power, how it works and discusses if it is renewable.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The site features updates and publications about research and development programs in areas such as solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydrogen and fuel cells. Also includes materials about applying technologies in building, transportation, and infrastructure. NREL is "the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency R&D."

National Wind Technology Center : NWTC

This site is hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a division of the U.S. Department of Energy. "Provides information on wind energy technology; includes site tour, video, downloadable design codes, wind quiz and document order form." Also includes Internet resources, "wind resource database" and wind turbine research information.

The Nuclear Tourist: Why Nuclear Power?

Every form of energy generation has advantages and disadvatages. This site compares them all.

Wind Energy Applications Guide

An introduction to various wind power applications.
Published 2001.

Wind Energy Teacher's Guide

American Wind Energy Association teacher's guide with teacher information, classroom ideas, and research tools for students and teachers.
Published 2003.







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